Volokolamskoe sh. 4, GSP-3, A-80, Moscow, 125993 Russia
Moscow aviation institute (National Research University)
Sukhov E. A., Volkov E. V.
Numerical Orbital Stability Analysis of Nonresonant Periodic Motions in the Planar Restricted Four-Body Problem
2022, Vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 563-576
We address the planar restricted four-body problem with a small body of negligible mass moving in the Newtonian gravitational field of three primary bodies with nonnegligible masses. We assume that two of the primaries have equal masses and that all primary bodies move in circular orbits forming a Lagrangian equilateral triangular configuration. This configuration admits relative equilibria for the small body analogous to the libration points in the threebody problem. We consider the equilibrium points located on the perpendicular bisector of the Lagrangian triangle in which case the bodies constitute the so-called central configurations. Using the method of normal forms, we analytically obtain families of periodic motions emanating from the stable relative equilibria in a nonresonant case and continue them numerically to the borders of their existence domains. Using a numerical method, we investigate the orbital stability of the aforementioned periodic motions and represent the conclusions as stability diagrams in the problem’s parameter space.
Sukhov E. A.
Bifurcation Analysis of Periodic Motions Originating from Regular Precessions of a Dynamically Symmetric Satellite
2019, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 593-609
We deal with motions of a dynamically symmetric rigid-body satellite about its center of mass in a central Newtonian gravitational field. In this case the equations of motion possess particular solutions representing the so-called regular precessions: cylindrical, conical and hyperboloidal precession. If a regular precession is stable there exist two types of periodic motions in its neighborhood: short-periodic motions with a period close to $2\pi / \omega_2$ and long-periodic motions with a~period close to $2 \pi / \omega_1$ where $\omega_2$ and $\omega_1$ are the frequencies of the linearized system ($\omega_2 > \omega_1$). In this work we obtain analytically and numerically families of short-periodic motions arising from regular precessions of a symmetric satellite in a nonresonant case and long-periodic motions arising from hyperboloidal precession in cases of third- and fourth-order resonances. We investigate the bifurcation problem for these families of periodic motions and present the results in the form of bifurcation diagrams and Poincaré maps.